Squirrel, Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada

AUGUST 2002 – A squirrel enjoys its breakfast near Peyto Lake in the Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

When we thought about wildlife in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, we imagined seeing bears, eagles, or marmots. We did not come across any of these species. However, we found many smaller animals which were nonetheless impressive.

Just like this Squirrel that I photographed from the stunning viewpoint high above Peyto Lake in the late morning. An exhausting 20 minute uphill walk will bring you there.

I like this image not just because of the nice squirrel, but because of the sky! This is indeed the turquoise colored water of Peyto Lake. The unique color of the lake originates from significant amounts of glacial rock particles in the water from a nearby glacier, giving the lake its color.

I wonder whether the squirrel knows about the beauty of its neighborhood?

The high resolution image

Capture Date23-AUG-2002
LocationBanff National Park, Alberta, Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3314 x 4971 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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